“I just wanted to share some experiences I have encountered since beginning my lean journey.
I have been learning and implementing lean principles here at Michigan Tech since 2008. During this time I have played many different roles including: a team member, outside eyes, team leader, Facilitator, and an overall lean practitioner.
It has been so rewarding to see the lean culture grow and develop around campus since then. I have witnessed and been part of numerous time, space, and money saving practices that have been implemented in and around our campus.
In my most recent involvement, I was a team member on a 5-S kaizen of a major shared computer drive.
Once completed the team was able to create standards for the drive.
The team reduced wasted space by purging files. This has saves time because everything is neat, organized, and easy to find.
We reduced our drive from:
5.03 gb 12311 files 1574 folders 130 root folders to
3.56 gb 6314 files 787 folders 21 root folders!
I have also practiced and preached lean principles at home, travel, and overall in my daily personal life.”